[ Yes, this photo is of our venue, Paradise Point Resort! ]
This conference schedule is here for you to plan your time in San Diego. There will be a couple of days where there is a relatively brief break for lunch before the bus or trolley takes off. Please plan ahead and be aware that the on-site cafes are not short-order. Consider take-away. The final schedule will be published in your Conference Program, which you receive at conference check-in.
Schedule at a glance ...
Plant Conference Schedule Summary [subject to change; Conference Program will supersede.] Dates, Times & Events
TuesdayMay 29th 12:00 - 2:00 Conference Registration for Board and Judging School & Banquet Guest Registration 8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast for Judging School 8:00- 5:00 Judges School 12:00 - 1:00 Judges School lunch 8:30 - 10:00 Continental Breakfast for Board 9:00 - 5:00 BSI Board Meeting 9:00 - 5:00 Displays & Exhibits set up 9:00 - 5:00 Set up plant sale room (am), and vendor stocking (pm) 9:00 - 5:00 Set up Show Room 12:00 - 1:00 BSI Board Luncheon 6:00 - 8:00 Board + Organizers Dinner - on your own
WednesdayMay 30th 9-11:30 & 1:30-3:30 Conference Registration & Banquet Guest Registration 9:00 - 2:00 Vendors stock sales room 8:00 - 11:00 More Displays & Exhibits set up 8:30-9:00 Judges & clerks continental breakfast 8:00–11:00 & 2:30–4:30 Registration of Show Plants 9:00–11:00 & 2:30–6:30 Judging of Show Plants 8:00 - 6:30 Setup Show, initial awards 11:30 - 1:30 Official Conference Opening, Lunch, Welcome Address 2:00 - 5:00 Plant Sale opens to registrants w/ early-bird raffle 2:00-2:30
ThursdayMay 31st 9:00 - 3:00 Conference Registration & Banquet Guest registration (intermittently) 9:00-10:30 Board Meeting & Cryptanthus Society Annual Membership 8:00 - 10:00 Final Award placement 10:00 - 12:00 Plant Show opens to registrants 9:00 - 11:30 Plant Sale open to registrants 1:00 - 9;00 pm Optional Bus trip leaves from porte-cochere promptly!
FridayJune 1st 8:00 - 9:30 Continental Breakfast for all 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Show & Sale open to public 9:30 - 10:30 Seminar I: Peter Waters 10:45 - 11:45 Seminar II: Jeffrey Kent 1:30 - 2:30 Seminar III: Paul Isley 2:45 - 3:45 Seminar IV: Jose Manzanares 6:00-10:00 Rare Plant & Silent Auction with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & No-host Bar Note: Speaker order subject to change. SaturdayJune 2nd 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Show open to public 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Sale open to public 8:00 - 9:00 Seminar V: Ivón Ramirez 9:15-10:15 Seminar VI: Li Ping 10:30 - 11:30 Seminar VII: Pam Koide Hyatt 11:30 - 12:30 Judges Certification Committee 1:00 - 5:00 Urban Local Tours via trolley bus 6:00 - 10:00 No-host bar with view 7:00 - 10:00 Banquet Note: Speaker order subject to change.
SundayJune 3rd 10:30 - 12:00 BSI Board Follow up Meeting 9:00 - 4:00 Plant Show open to public 9:00 - 4:00 Plant Sale open to public 4:00 - 5:30 Break Down of Show Area 4:00 - 5:30 Break Down of Sales Area
Inside the historical Botanical Building, Balboa Park
This member's small garden will be on the Saturday tour that's included in your registration.
A fine Billbergia collection from the SDBS June 2019 show at Balboa Bark.